The Emily Balch Seminar is the center of the First Year Experience.
Featuring intensive reading and writing, the thought-provoking Balch Seminars challenge students to think about complex, wide-ranging issues from a variety of perspectives.
This fall, Assistant Professor of Political Science Joel Alden Schlosser will be teaching the Balch course, “Do You Feel Lucky? Luck, Ethics and Politics.”
In a recent post on his blog, Schlosser wrote about teaching writing.
Teaching writing these past 10 years, I’ve come to shift my picture of how writing can be taught. Yes, I still lecture about gerunds and dangling modifiers. But I also emphasize even more the idea of studentship, of becoming your own best teacher.
Read the full blog post.